Fastest Known Podcast
Coming to you every Friday: interviews with FKT-setters and other athletes in the world of Fastest Known Times.
Part two of our special Fastest Known Time of the Year Awards concludes, with the #2 and #1 winners, female and male.
All four winners are interviewed for this episode, describing how they did the super-cool FKTs that won them the awards. Who are they?
"I planned on running TNF then with no race to run, went after this iconic FKT instead."
- "It was so fast, was it like a time trial?"
- "It was a long time trial!"
The Fastest Known Time of the Year Awards are back for the third year!
This special episode features amazing descriptions of the #5, #4, and #3 FKTs of the Year. Check out the FKTOY page for the who and what on these awards.
What if running could lead to enlightenment?
This ambitious question is the heart of the documentary 3100: Run and Become. Based around the Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, the world’s longest certified footrace, this is an uplifting, intimate portrait of endurance runners who push themselves to the edge of physical and mental collapse, as they endeavor to challenge the boundaries of impossibility.
In 2014 Justin Simoni, the “Long Ranger”, bicycled to all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000’ summits, climbed them, then biked to the next in 34+ days. In 2017 he upped the standard and in 60 straight days did the “Highest Hundred” (summits in CO) in the same self-powered, self-supported style. And his background is an artist, not an athlete.
Our first-ever live recording! The Trail Running Film Festival was on a nationwide tour when it stopped in Boulder (check to see if it's playing near you), and we recorded questions and comments directly from the audience.
Q: There are 3 styles of FKTs: Supported, Self-Supported, and Unsupported … which one is better?
Q: What’s the funnest thing the two of you have done together?
Nobody can do the big thru-hikes like Heather Anderson - she once held the Self-Supported Overall (not Female) FKT’s for the PCT, AT, and Arizona Trail - simultaneously.
David Horton won the first two editions of the Hardrock 100, finished the Barkley Marathons, has both run and biked across the country, and was the only person to hold the overall FKT on both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He knows a thing or two, including thoughts about the recent FKT action on the fabled AT.
Alyssa is a “Professional Triathlete who can’t seem to shake her ultrarunning habit”. She has finished 30 Ironman Triathlons, 40 ultra races, and once finished 4th in the Taiwan Ironman using all borrowed gear. On July 31, 2018, she set a new women's FKT on Vermont’s 273 mile Long Trail of 5 days, 2 hours.
Scott is one of the best ultrarunners in history, winning the Hardrock 100, Badwater in Death Valley, the Spartathlon in Greece, and an unprecedented 7 wins in a row at the Western States 100. In 2016 he and his wife Jenny took on a personal project, the 2,200mi Appalachian Trail, setting a new FKT of 46 days, 9 hours. This journey became a book on the New York Times Best Seller List, entitled, North: Finding My Way on the Appalachian Trail (